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Documentary Production
Sources of finance

Sources of finance for the Australian documentary slate (excluding broadcaster-produced titles), 2007/08–2020/21

Next update 2023


While industry sources (mainly broadcasters including the ABC and SBS) provide the majority of finance to the documentary slate – 71 per cent across the five years to 2020/21 – government funding underpins annual documentary activity, with Screen Australia contributing 9 per cent of finance, the state agencies 5 per cent and the Producer Offset 15 per cent cashflowed in various ways.

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